Job hunting during holidays
Many believe companies do little hiring in December and stop job searching for Christmas and New Year period. But Hiring Managers call it a myth. Moreover, the holiday season may be your best chance to get hired. Here are some reasons to continue your job hunting.
Less competition for available jobs
Everyone is busy with holiday celebrations and all of the things we have going on. As a result, there are fewer job seekers and fewer CVs being sent. That can be an opportunity for someone who truly meets the requirements of the job to stand out because the competition might be less.
Spending your free time to get a chance being hired
If you already have a job but you want to change it and start a new year with new challenges, it may be difficult to find the opportunity to work on your job search. The Christmas break may be your perfect opportunity to dedicate some time to it. If you have any days left to use of your annual leave then make the most of them to update your CV and get some applications sent off.
Companies’ budgets are approved
Companies are in the last month of the year, their budgets for the new year are already approved. So, currently, they know who they are replacing in the new year and what new positions are being added to their departments. They are raring to find new people to hire. Also hiring managers are easier to reach as there are less people to deal with.
Don’t stop otherwise it’s going to be hard to restart
If you slow down or stop your job search over the holidays, it could make it difficult to get back into the swing of things once you restart it. By continuing your hunt, you’ll keep the momentum going and won’t miss out on any opportunities that arise during this time.
People are happier during Christmas
Take advantage of the holiday spirit. Everyone seems a little happier and friendlier during this time of year, so use that to your advantage of any opportunity you get especially regarding hunting for jobs. If you get an interview during this period, tendencies are that the recruiter would take you. Recruitment process may even involve less interview questions and all forms of complexities that usually exists in a typical recruitment process.
If a job is available, whether it’s the holiday season or not, it has to be filled – this is the Hard Hat Recruits strategy. Give yourself the gift of a new opportunity in the New Year! Apply online www.hardhatrecruits.co.nz and register for new opportunities. We look forward to working with you.